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Nielsen Norman Group predicts that there will be 100 million UX professionals in the world by 2050. This corresponds to 1% of the world’s population.
- From A 100-Year View of User Experience by Nielsen Norman Group
Elaine Ann is the Founder and CEO of Kaizor Innovation. Elaine has 26+ years of experience in UX/Design Thinking and is a veteran of the early dot-com era in the mid 90's having lived and worked in the U.S. for 12 years. She has worked in New York, Silicon Valley and San Francisco for companies such as Razorfish, Philips Design and has designed the User Experiences of some of the very early Internet/technology businesses. Her current clients range from Google, Airbnb, Dropbox, Intel, HP, BMW as well as Tech Startups.
Besides her professional work, Elaine is also active in the non-profit community. She was the Vice-Chairman of HK Designers Association in 2012-2014 and ran the UX community (IxDA Hong Kong) for 15 years since 2006. She currently runs the IxDA Vancouver - a UX community with 1000+ members. She has also been invited to judge for the IF Design Awards, ADC Award, Core 77 Award etc. Elaine graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Communication Design and Masters in Interaction Design. She is also an EMBA alumni of the Cheung Kong Business School (Beijing) and Stanford Executive Education Design Thinking Bootcamp's alumni.
Elaine also trains students on New Product/Services Innovation and User Experience previously at undergrad, masters and Executive level at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, HK Design Institute etc. Her past students now became Senior UX designers in companies such as: Google, Facebook, Airbnb, DBS Bank, Tencent, Ant Financial, IDEO, Bain & Company, Microsoft etc.
trained over 1000 Startups in accelerators/incubators:
Senior UX Designer, Microsoft
" Elaine helped me familiarize myself with UX basic foundation and train up my design skills through real-life projects."
"I learned authentic UX methods from Elaine. She helped me switch to a UX designer who is more than just a pair of hands executing UI designs."
UX Designer, AntBank
"Elaine guided me through the complete design innovation process. This learning helped me land my job at Ant Bank.”
Product Designer, GOGOX
"Elaine was very supportive. I gained hands-on experience from research to design which bootcamps don't offer."
Elaine's lesson transformed me into a UX designer. And I had worked with various tech start-ups on user research."
UX Designer, PwC Experience Consulting
"Elaine's advice, which is built upon over 20 years of her experience, has definitely helped me grow a lot faster in my career development."